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Adsense not showing on one site all of a sudden

Ads not showing on one site all of a sudden, fine on all other sites



6:34 am on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Hi There

All of a sudden one of my sites has stopped showing Adsense adverts, all my other adsense ads on other sites are running fine.

These ads have been on there for 4 years with no problems, i'm not running more than 3 units per page, the sector is not dodgy in the slightest (outdoors sector) and the content is original and well ranked in google.

I've tried "contacting" google but got a canned response on the email, and shoved to a forum where my question has been ignored.

I've had no notifications from google, no warnings, messages, nothing, there are no javascript errors on my site, the content hasn't changed for a while, and i've not been hacked.

Anyone got any ideas how i can get some answers?



9:48 am on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Did you try to update the ads with a new code?
Do you run other other javascript?
Do you run google maps?
Did you try to look at your website with other browsers?

I have a problem on one site also. I noticed it because a significant change in the adsense stats of one site's starting arround feb-24.
I checked the site and noticed, that when I am using adsense for maps and visiting with firefox then the next regular adsense block will not be displayed.
For me turning off adsense for maps solved the problem.

So my impression is, that there is at least one problem.

The reason I reply to your post is that yesterday started a new series of oddities and I wanted to know whether there are reports on ww or not.

I am not sure if your problem is related to mine, as I am a Premium Publisher and have a lot of special stuff and testing going on. And of course I could contact my google-rep, but I do not care that much atm to hassle arround with google ;)


1:32 pm on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Try checking for four letter words or some sort of adult theme.

I had the same type of 'no ads' happen after I uploaded an article discussing the development of some of the words.

Once I sorted it out, I took down the article and the ads reappeared.

Could be happenstance, but...


4:38 am on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Found the problem

In a long forgotton mailbox i'd been sent a "remove comment spam" email for a few posts on a very quiet forum. I missed the email and 3 days later they blocked it. teach me to go on holiday!

thanks for the help



11:52 am on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

Good you found the reason -- because there is ALWAYS a reason.

Interesting to know that Adsense now even monitors the comment spam, and will remove the ads if and when you don't monitor the comments. So sites with user generated content and those that attract comments need to be vigilant about the comments and make sure they don't cross the line with Adsense.


12:54 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

5+ Year Member

Just related to this topic.
Suppose I have a page for users to put up their comments where there is no adsense and if any objectionable comment is posted will google still block the adsense for full site?



1:01 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

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in this case i only had one 768x15 (or similar size) link unit on the forum at the very bottom that never earns any clicks, but they blocked the adsense for the whole site....

Ads are back running now so i dont mind them doing this, i just wish they had an area in adsense to say whats happened, surely if they can send me an email that email can get copied to a "notifications" area of the adsense log in?


8:27 pm on Mar 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

Did the email actually contain the text "remove comment spam" or did you write that to give us an idea of the email? Do you want to post the email here without the confidential info.? They usually cancel accounts in your case.

Also I believe you can read your messages in your adsense account. I've never gotten the type of message you received but I have messages with adsense recommendations in my account.


3:18 pm on Mar 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

I'm not sure i can go into too much detail,but the specific wording of the violation "reason" was:


COMMENT SPAM: As stated in our program policies etc etc...."


REQUESTED ACTION: Please make all necessary changes in the next 72 hours...

the rest of the email was pretty much a canned response about T+C's violations etc.

They gave me the 72 hours (which actually was more like 5 days) to sort it out which i missed because i didn't get the email initially and then the switched me off. As soon as i was able to contact someone it got switched back on.

And no, there was no message in the adsense account area, i had messages telling me about how to increase revenue and the usual stuff but nothing related to this.

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